North Dakota State vs. IPFW: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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North Dakota State vs. IPFW: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
North Dakota State 58
(19-6, 8-6 away)
IPFW 54
(10-16, 9-4 home)
Venue: Hilliard Gates Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
North Dakota State 26 32 58
IPFW 25 29 54
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State L Alexander 20 M Bjorklund 10 K Brown 2
IPFW F Gaines 16 L Jacobo 5 M Kibiloski 3

North Dakota State squared off with IPFW on Saturday, February 9th and won on the road versus the Mastodons 58-54 in conference play. The Bison improve to 0-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Marshall Bjorklund earned a double-double in the win including 14 points and 10 rebounds. Lawrence Alexander had a game-high 20 points and added four rebounds. For the Mastodons, Frank Gaines got a team-high 16 points and three rebounds. The next game will be on Thursday, February 14th when North Dakota State (19-6, 10-3 Summit League) hosts Western Illinois (18-5, 10-2 Summit League).

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • The last time NDSU started the season 19-6 was 2008.
  • The Bison have won three close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, North Dakota State is 21-29 in close games.
  • The Bison have won every game this season (7-0) after recording 14 or more free throws made.
  • NDSU has won every game this season (12-0) when opponents record 11 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season North Dakota State has won 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Marshall Bjorklund has 14 points or more and 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Lawrence Alexander plays 40 minutes or more.
  • NDSU set season lows for assists (six) and turnovers (five).
  • The Bison have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Lawrence Alexander accounted for 34.4 percent of the team's points.
  • Marshall Bjorklund accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Lawrence Alexander has led the team in scoring in four out of 25 games this season.
  • Marshall Bjorklund has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 25 games this season.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Lawrence Alexander's career.
  • Lawrence Alexander had a career high with eight field goals made.
  • Marshall Bjorklund recorded the ninth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Marshall Bjorklund recorded a double-double. It was his first this season and fifth of his career.

IPFW Game Notes

  • The Mastodons have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, IPFW is 32-20 in close games.
  • This loss extended the Mastodons losing streak to three games.
  • The top two scorers (Frank Gaines and Luis Jacobo) accounted for 55.5 percent of the points.
  • Frank Gaines has led the team in scoring 16 times in 26 games this season.
  • Luis Jacobo has led the team in rebounding four times in 26 games this season.
  • Frank Gaines has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Luis Jacobo has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Isaiah McCray set a career high with three three-pointers.
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AM. Bjorklund3614101100
AL. Alexander402042001
BMike Felt20920100
B-Kory Brown31832001
C+TrayVonn Wright35441321
C-B. VandenBergh30320000
-Chris Kading8020001
IPFW PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Frank Gaines371633014
B+M. Kibiloski28643010
BIsaiah McCray21940000
BLuis Jacobo321451002
CMario Hines20510100
C-Joe Reed20220000
C-Pierre Bland21022101
D+Joseph Edwards21222003

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